A global ranking on child rights placed Vietnam at 57th out of 182 economies, third best in Southeast Asia following Thailand and Malaysia.

Vietnam scored an average 0.786 out of 1, putting the country ahead of many of its Asian neighbors in promoting child rights, according KidsRights Index 2020 released by KidsRights Foundation, an international aid and advocacy organization.

The country has done better than Asian peers like China (109th), India (113rd) and Australia (135th) in terms of protecting its children.

In Southeast Asia, Vietnam stood above Singapore (65), Brunei (70), the Philippines (80th), Indonesia (110), Laos (117th), Cambodia (128th) and Myanmar (131st).

Iceland topped the ranking where child rights are best guaranteed, followed by Switzerland and Finland./.